Latest Apple tablet news

New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
New iPad Pro 2018 specs, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the new iPad Pro, together with some of our own thoughts about what super Apple tablet we might get during the latter half of 2018.Apple's Field Trip event in late March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch... Read more

Face ID is definitely coming to a super-thin bezel iPad Pro
Face ID is definitely coming to a super-thin bezel iPad Pro By Dan Grabham

There have been rumours throughout 2018 that Face ID would be coming to an iPad Pro - probably in September.And now we have even more evidence: an icon in iOS 12 developer beta 5 that shows a bezel-less iPad. Last year the early HomePod software revealed... Read more

Is the iPad Pro set to dump the headphone jack, have vertical-only Face ID?
Is the iPad Pro set to dump the headphone jack, have vertical-only Face ID? By Dan Grabham

We've known for some time that there will be a new iPad Pro later this year. And it's also pretty much nailed-on that the iPad Pro will have Face ID like the iPhone X and its successors.  What's coming in iOS 12? But we've wondered how exactly the iPad... Read more

What is Apple's True Tone display?
What is Apple's True Tone display? By Maggie Tillman

The latest MacBook Pro boasts what Apple calls a True Tone display.It's a technology that first made its appearance on the iPad Pro, it was subsequently added to devices like the the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, but now it's landed on Apple's new... Read more

New iOS 12 evidence points to iPad Pro with Face ID and Animojis
New iOS 12 evidence points to iPad Pro with Face ID and Animojis By Rik Henderson

Come September, Apple is expected to launch new iPad Pro models alongside its latest iPhones and one of the much-talked about rumoured improvements is Face ID.Several reports have, in the past, suggested that the next iPad Pro tablets will come with a... Read more

iOS 12 code all but confirms Face ID for iPad
iOS 12 code all but confirms Face ID for iPad By Max Langridge

Apple has officially announced iOS 12 at WWDC 2018 and while there weren't any new hardware announcements to go with it, developer Guilherme Rambo has already delved into the code and found some references to Face ID on the iPad. Rumours of Apple introducing... Read more

7 essential iOS 11 features for students on iPad
7 essential iOS 11 features for students on iPad By Elyse Betters

Apple's iOS 11 software was a major update when it arrived last Autumn. It was more geared towards the iPad than any previous release of iOS.  If you're a student, this feature outlines why it can transform your iPad experience at home and in class. What's... Read more

Apple debuts new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support, starts at £319
Apple debuts new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support, starts at £319 By Elyse Betters

Apple just introduced a new iPad while at a school in Chicago.Ever since the company invited the media to attend its Field Trip launch event, we assumed whatever it had in store would be geared toward students and children in the education market. CEO... Read more

Apple might debut low-cost iPad with updated Pencil at Chicago event
Apple might debut low-cost iPad with updated Pencil at Chicago event By Elyse Betters

Apple has an education event next week that it doesn't plan to stream.Still, the company has teased it will introduce “creative new ideas for teachers and students," which suggests it could introduce everything from a new MacBook to a new iPad with... Read more

New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests
New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests By Rik Henderson

Apple is reportedly about to unveil two new iPads, which could be in shops in just a couple of weeks.According to French website Consomac, two devices have popped up in documents filed by the Eurasian Economic Commission - an official regulator that... Read more

Apple might bring Animoji to iPad and FaceTime in future iOS update
Apple might bring Animoji to iPad and FaceTime in future iOS update By Elyse Betters

Apple has a lot of ideas in the works for iOS.Although the Cupertino-based company reportedly won't introduce too many features in the next major update to its mobile operating system, iOS 12, choosing instead to focus on reliability and improving performance,... Read more

Apple iPad Pro with Face ID could launch later this year
Apple iPad Pro with Face ID could launch later this year By Max Langridge

Apple may carry over its Face ID facial recognition technology to a new iPad Pro later this year, according to some code found within the latest version of iOS 11.3. Filipe Esposito of iHelpBR in Brazil, has dived into the code of the OS and found references... Read more

Best Apple Black Friday deals: Get money off Mac, iPad, Watch with KRCS, gift cards from Apple
Best Apple Black Friday deals: Get money off Mac, iPad, Watch with KRCS, gift cards from Apple By Rik Henderson

Apple's Black Friday event doesn't offer money off products, but in the US and UK it is giving away gift cards with weighty values on purchases.You can get a gift card worth up to £120/$150 when you purchase certain Apple items today, 24 November, redeemable... Read more

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID
Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID By Elyse Betters

Apple is working on a new iPad that will include Face ID.The company plans to ditch the device’s home button and will instead incorporate the new Face ID system currently found on the iPhone X. According to Bloomberg, the new iPad will have a display... Read more

iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPad: Multitasking machine
iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPad: Multitasking machine By Cam Bunton

iOS 11 has been unleashed, and while most users will experience it primarily on iPhone, the iPad gets it too, and arguably gets more out of the software update than an iPhone will.  iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone... Read more

iPad Pro next to get Apple Face ID, claims report
iPad Pro next to get Apple Face ID, claims report By Rik Henderson

Apple's next refresh of its iPad Pro tablet line-up will be next to get Face ID technology, it is claimed.Trusted market analyst, Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities is confident that new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, likely to come next summer,... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know
Apple iPad Pro 10.5: Release date, specs and everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

Apple officially revealed several new products during its WWDC developer conference in June, one of which was a new iPad Pro, while another was the larger iPad Pro with updated specs. There was also a Siri speaker - called HomePod - announced, but that's... Read more

Apple introduces a new iPad Pro with a larger 10.5-inch screen
Apple introduces a new iPad Pro with a larger 10.5-inch screen By Elyse Betters

Apple has kicked off WWDC 2017, where it just announced a slew of updates to its products, such as a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.This iPad follows another new iPad from earlier this year. Called iPad, that device is 9.7 inches. It replaced the iPad Air 2 and... Read more

Don't expect an iPad Mini 5: Apple might 'phase out' its smallest tablet
Don't expect an iPad Mini 5: Apple might 'phase out' its smallest tablet By Elyse Betters

The iPad Mini line might soon be no more.The last iPad Mini, the iPad Mini 4, was announced along with the iPad Pro in late 2015. And then, this spring, Apple upgraded it slightly with increased storage. That means we are way over due for a refresh.... Read more

iPad Pro 10.5-inch could be launched in June following case leak
iPad Pro 10.5-inch could be launched in June following case leak By Max Langridge

The much-rumoured 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be unveiled in June if a leaked stock system document showing upcoming cases for it is to be believed.The leaked stock report is allegedly from an Apple Authorised Reseller, and subsequently shared with 9to5Mac,... Read more

New Apple iPad (2017) vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference?
New Apple iPad (2017) vs iPad Air 2: What's the difference? By Max Langridge

Apple quietly released a new iPad in March 2017, simply called iPad. The new model replaces the iPad Air 2 as Apple's standard tablet offering, sitting above the iPad mini 4 and below the two iPad Pro models.The iPad Air 2 might have been discontinued... Read more

Apple introduces new 9.7in iPad, drops the Air moniker
Apple introduces new 9.7in iPad, drops the Air moniker By Max Langridge

Apple has quietly introduced a new iPad model to its online store, alongside a new (Product)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new iPad, simply called iPad, replaces the Air 2 and retains the 9.7-inch screen. Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster,... Read more

Apple is testing four new iPad models around Cupertino, logs reveal
Apple is testing four new iPad models around Cupertino, logs reveal By Elyse Betters

Is Apple about to introduce new iPads? According to one report, it's at least testing new models in California.Mobile marketing firm Fiksu (via TechCrunch) noticed new models being tested in Cupertino, California, as well as in other nearby locations,... Read more

Apple could unveil three new iPads in April at new spaceship campus
Apple could unveil three new iPads in April at new spaceship campus By Elyse Betters

Will Apple hold a special event this spring? At least one report says yes.Apple is rumoured to be developing three new iPad models that will release in 2017, including a refreshed 9.7-inch iPad model, a refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and an entirely new... Read more

iPad Pro 2 not expected until May or even June, says report
iPad Pro 2 not expected until May or even June, says report By Rik Henderson

It has long been rumoured that Apple will refresh its iPad line this spring. Several reports have suggested that the Cupertino firm could even announce iPad Pro 2 - in 12.9 and all-new 10.5-inch sizes - this March, alongside a new 9.7-inch iPad Air and... Read more

New 10.9-inch Apple iPad might ditch Home button, have slim bezels
New 10.9-inch Apple iPad might ditch Home button, have slim bezels By Elyse Betters

Apple is thought to be working on a new iPad Pro, or maybe updating its iPad range for early next year, and a new report has indicated the new tablet will ditch the Home button.Ah, that old rumour. It seems like for the last couple years we have heard... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 tipped for early 2017, could have A10X processor
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 tipped for early 2017, could have A10X processor By Rik Henderson

Apple is said to be preparing an all-new size for its iPad range. A 10.5-inch iPad Pro is rumoured for release in the first quarter of 2017.At present, Apple has the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4, plus 9.7- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. The 9.7-inch iPad Air... Read more

Apple might introduce three new iPad Pro models next spring
Apple might introduce three new iPad Pro models next spring By Elyse Betters

Apple will reportedly update its iPad Pro range with new models in early 2017.Japanese blog Mac Otakara has claimed Apple will ship three new iPad Pro models next spring in 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and 10.1-inch sizes. The report cited "reliable sources"... Read more

Apple Pencil might one day work with Mac trackpads and more
Apple Pencil might one day work with Mac trackpads and more By Elyse Betters

Apple sees a lot of potential in its Pencil stylus.The Apple Pencil is a stylus pen that debuted alongside the iPad Pro last November. It's a basic input device, even though it can detect angles, pressure sensitivity, and force, allowing you to apply... Read more

Life-drawing at the Royal Academy with an iPad Pro
Life-drawing at the Royal Academy with an iPad Pro By Stuart Miles

As the model in front of us drops her dressing gown to reveal her naked body, we realise the enormity of what we are about to do. We've drawn before, the odd doodle here and there, but never at a life-drawing class, and certainly not in the famous Life... Read more

Next Apple Pencil could have swappable tips and even Touch ID
Next Apple Pencil could have swappable tips and even Touch ID By Elyse Betters

Apple could make the next version of Pencil really, really cool.The Apple Pencil is a stylus pen that debuted alongside the iPad Pro in November. It's a pretty basic input device even though it can detect angles, pressure sensitivity, and force, allowing... Read more

Fast charge your iPad Pro using USB-C adapter, charge from 12-inch MacBook with new Lightning cable
Fast charge your iPad Pro using USB-C adapter, charge from 12-inch MacBook with new Lightning cable By Luke Edwards

Apple has not only announced a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro but it's also introduced a new way to charge the iPad Pro faster. Plus there's now a way to siphon power from a 12-inch MacBook to charge up an iPad or iPhone on the move.The new 29W USB-C power adapter... Read more

See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event
See Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch and more in official videos from March event By Elyse Betters

Apple has just finished holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it announced a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and a price drop for the Apple Watch.You can watch the entire show unfold for yourself... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch release date, price, specs and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

Although an iPad Air 3 was rumoured throughout the build up to Apple's 21 March unveiling, it turns out that although much of the speculation was correct in the features the new iPad would offer, the name wasn't.Instead, Apple has simply called its new... Read more

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March
Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro with Retina display announced, preorder 24 March By Elyse Betters

Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced the "second member of the iPad Pro family".Phil Schiller, the the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, took the stage to unveil a follow-up to the monster... Read more

New Apple iPad Pro will be most expensive 9.7-inch iPad yet at $599
New Apple iPad Pro will be most expensive 9.7-inch iPad yet at $599 By Luke Edwards

Apple is due to host an event on Monday 21 March where it's expected to take the wraps off a new iPad. It now looks like we'll see a smaller iPad Pro that's priced at $100 more than the iPad Air 2, placing it at $599. That will make it the priciest iPad... Read more

Apple likely won't launch iPad Air 3 but rather smaller iPad Pro in March
Apple likely won't launch iPad Air 3 but rather smaller iPad Pro in March By Elyse Betters

Apple isn't introducing an iPad Air 3 at it's yet-to-be-confirmed March event.According to 9to5Mac, Apple will unveil a 9.7-inch iPad, but it'll be branded as iPad Pro rather than iPad Air 3. Sort of how the MacBook Pro line comes in 13-inch and 15-inch... Read more

iPad Air 3 to borrow iPad Pro features, according to leaked pic
iPad Air 3 to borrow iPad Pro features, according to leaked pic By Rik Henderson

As we head closer to a heavily tipped Apple launch event in mid-March, the rumour mill is getting into overdrive.There has been plenty of talk about a new, smaller iPhone, but the most likely announcement that many are citing will be of a refreshed iPad... Read more

Apple iPadBook not in the pipeline: Tim Cook explains why the iPad and MacBook will never collide
Apple iPadBook not in the pipeline: Tim Cook explains why the iPad and MacBook will never collide By Rik Henderson

With the iPad Pro now on sale, Tim Cook has revealed that Apple considers it to be the best solution for creatives and business customers who require a touchscreen. Tablets and laptops are different categories, he claims, and his company has no plans... Read more

Apple iPad Pro: When and where can you buy it?
Apple iPad Pro: When and where can you buy it? By Elyse Betters

Apple's mighty iPad Pro is finally available to buy.The 12.9-inch tablet and its new accessories are available to order online from Wednesday 11 November with shop appearances later in the week. Wednesday also happens to be Singles Day in China (the... Read more

Apple iPad Pro release date, rumours and everything you need to know
Apple iPad Pro release date, rumours and everything you need to know By Elyse Betters

With the tablet market in decline, Apple had to get creative. It therefore introduced a new iPad that offers something different.During the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus event in September 2015, the company launched its most powerful and priciest iPad... Read more

iPad mini 4 teardown: Double RAM, but guess how Apple made it so thin? Smaller battery and more
iPad mini 4 teardown: Double RAM, but guess how Apple made it so thin? Smaller battery and more By Luke Edwards

The Apple iPad mini 4 has been torn part from part in the inevitable teardown from the guys over at iFixit. As ever they've made some interesting discoveries.The iPad mini 4 is thinner than its predecessor at 6.1mm rather than 7.5mm. One of the reasons... Read more

5 things you can do on the Apple iPad Pro
5 things you can do on the Apple iPad Pro By Luke Edwards

Apple has unveiled its largest and most advanced iPad yet in the iPad Pro. But it's not just about size and smarts, there are other brand new features too.So are these new features, including Apple's first Stylus and official keyboard case, enough to... Read more

Apple iPad Pro unveiled as the company's biggest iPad ever
Apple iPad Pro unveiled as the company's biggest iPad ever By Luke Edwards

Apple has at last unveiled it iPad Pro, the biggest iPad yet at 12.9-inch.This is the most powerful iOS device yet at 1.8 times faster than the iPad Air 2. The 64-bit A9X offers double the graphics speed as well as double read and write speed to storage.... Read more

iOS 9 for iPad gets extra features: QuickType, multitasking split view windows and more
iOS 9 for iPad gets extra features: QuickType, multitasking split view windows and more By Rik Henderson

While demonstrating some of the new features coming to its mobile operating system, iOS, Apple has shown some functionality that's coming exclusively to iPad.The iPad version of iOS 9 will not only have the same updated Siri and search services as coming... Read more

Apple 12-inch iPad Pro render leaks, expected with 15-inch Retina MacBook at WWDC 2015
Apple 12-inch iPad Pro render leaks, expected with 15-inch Retina MacBook at WWDC 2015 By Luke Edwards

Apple has long been rumoured to release a larger 12-inch iPad Pro tablet with nothing appearing for a while, until now. A recent leak shows off an early render of the tablet making it the largest Apple has ever made.The iPad Pro is expected to receive... Read more

Apple and IBM team up to help the elderly in Japan with tailored iPads
Apple and IBM team up to help the elderly in Japan with tailored iPads By Elyse Betters

Expanding on its year-old partnership with IBM, Apple has announced it'll once again work with IBM, but this time the two companies are getting ready to launch custom iPads for elderly.Both companies revealed last year they planned to transform the enterprise... Read more

Apple iPad mini 4 spotted in the wild, is this hands-on video the real deal?
Apple iPad mini 4 spotted in the wild, is this hands-on video the real deal? By Luke Edwards

The Apple iPad mini 4 may have leaked online in a video showing off the new tablet's casing.The iPad mini 4 housing video appeared from serial leakster @upleaks. He claims the leak comes from one of his most reliable sources.Apple unveiled the iPad mini... Read more

Larger 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro delayed until September
Larger 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro delayed until September By Luke Edwards

Apple is reportedly planning to release a larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but not as soon as expected with delays expected to result in a September release.According to sources of Bloomberg, described as familiar with Apple's plans, the company is making... Read more

Turn your iPad into R2-D2 with the HC Tablet holographic projector: 'Help me Obi-Wan...'
Turn your iPad into R2-D2 with the HC Tablet holographic projector: 'Help me Obi-Wan...' By Rik Henderson

Fancy turning your iPad into a holographic projector, seemingly able to float animated images in mid-air? You can with the HC Tablet device devised by hologram specialist Holocube.Designed for use with an iPad Air 2, the HC Tablet is a case-like attachment... Read more